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This collection includes 23 lectures, including presentation of slides in each session, which cover the visual and auditory systems.

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This collection includes 23 lectures, including presentation of slides in each session, which cover the visual and auditory systems.

    • video
    Lecture 1: Introduction, the visual system

    Lecture 1: Introduction, the visual system

    This lecture covers the layout and organization of the course, as well as separate introductions to the visual system and the auditory system.

    • 4 sec
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    Lecture 2: Basic layout of the visual system and the retina

    Lecture 2: Basic layout of the visual system and the retina

    This video covers the basic layout and components of the visual system, including retinal ganglion cells, photoreceptors, biopolar, horizontal and amacrine cells.

    • 4 sec
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    Lecture 3: The laternal geniculate nucleus and the visual cortex

    Lecture 3: The laternal geniculate nucleus and the visual cortex

    This lecture covers the lateral geniculate nucleus and the anatomy, receptive field organization, cytoarchitecture of the V1, extrastriate cortex, V2, V4, MT, MST and inferotemporal cortex areas.

    • 5 sec
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    Lecture 4: The ON and OFF channels

    Lecture 4: The ON and OFF channels

    This lecture describes the ON and OFF retinal ganglion cells, retinal connections and the effect of a glutamate analog called 2-amino-4-phosphonobutyrate (APB) on vision.

    • 4 sec
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    Lecture 5: The Midget and Parasol systems

    Lecture 5: The Midget and Parasol systems

    This lecture describes the Midget and Parasol channels. It includes a discussion of how lesions of the LGN affect contrast sensitivity, brightness perception, pattern and texture perception, depth, motion and flicker detection.

    • 4 sec
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    Lecture 6: Adaptation and color

    Lecture 6: Adaptation and color

    This lecture describes the features of and major theories behind color vision. It covers how color is processed in the retina, LGN and cortex as well as color blindness and adaptation.

    • 4 sec

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Easily best auditory lectures available anywhere

These lectures by Chris Brown are easily the best lectures on the auditory system available anywhere — clear, incisive, easy to follow. These are a model for an excellent course.

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